What to do, what to do? Nowhere to go and all this time on your hands. My Facebook feed is filled with friends’ posts of cooking projects, spring cleaning, doing online exercise classes. We are an enterprising bunch, aren’t we? Being productive, useful can help chase the blues. Creativity is life.
My friend, Robin, who is holed up in Westchester, New York, makes elaborate meal plans. That’s what brings her joy, and helps her manage food waste, too.
Another friend, Edward, posted a video of himself doing an online exercise/dance routine to get us inspired to move.
Me, well, since most of my coaching and branding clients have put things on pause for the moment, I’ve begun the Investing in My Long-Neglected Projects Plan. You’re seeing Phase I of it, here, each day. I’m going to do all things I’ve had to put off because I had been (happily) working 14 hours a day on client work. But now, I can tackle my new website, finally launch my online branding courses, finish those book proposals, write articles, expand my social media—all those things that are so necessary to grow a business that for some reason, while I did them for others, I neglected to do for myself. Lemons=lemonade.
We have slowed down the noise of our lives and what’s left is…our lives. Now we are beginning to see just how much more we have to give, to learn, to accomplish. No more excuses. In all this quiet space, imagine how much more we can expand.
Some things to do from home for mind, body, and soul:
Free cooking classes
Free Met opera performances
Free reads thanks to the New York Public Library
For more free classes, entertainment, and more, go here
Post your ideas & projects in the comments!
Tip for the day: Time on your hands is time for yourself.
When considering a project to tackle during this downtime, remember the one project we neglect the most: self-care. From exercise to meditation to diet and even personal grooming, take some of this newfound time to give yourself some TLC. There are free courses everywhere right now to learned how to be healthier and happier. Get yourself in better shape, physically and emotionally, and the rest will take care of itself.